A poem for our wedding anniversary 2020
10 Years of Us
You dream, you philosophise,
I do, I rationalise
You’re meticulous, I’m slap dash
I spend and you save cash
You build, I create
You sand, I paint
You’re the good one, the joiner one, the ‘says-yes -to-charity’ one,
I’m the ‘look-at-our-calendar-it-just-cant-be-done’ one
You’re patient and kind, but rarely right
You follow me round switching off lights
My emotions run high, I shout and I cry
You don’t fight back, as hard as I try
I’m spontaneous and you’re rock steady
I rush everything, you start when you’re ready
You love your own space, I hate being alone
I have a tub and you have a cone
You are awful at gift buying
Mate you’re not even trying,
You know what you did,
I’ve given up lying.
I worry and you’re chill, I’m a bitch when you’re ill
Everywhere we go, you make me climb hills
I’m early, you’re late, and I hate to wait
When my line is curved, yours is dead straight
You’re a hypercondriac, I have anxiety,
A lifetime of opposites, debate and variety.
We never agree, except when it counts
When it matters, there’s never a shadow of doubt.
As a parent you’ve really come into your own,
Right by my side as our family’s grown
You’re the fun one, the daring one, the one who climbs trees
I’m the one who gives cuddles and bandages knees
Somehow it works.
Husband and wife.
Our teenage dream.
Our family life.
Because none of this matters when you’re on the same side
When you’re part of something, Love overrides.
Ten years married
It’s you, it’s me
Its us, forever